FIFA Secretary Basic Fatma Samoura To Obtain Inaugural AWIEF Lifetime Management Award

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The Africa Girls Innovation and Entrepreneurship Discussion board (AWIEF) is happy to announce that FIFA’s first feminine and non-European Secretary Basic, Fatma Samoura, has been chosen because the recipient of the inaugural AWIEF Lifetime Management Award.

Fatma Samoura can be introduced with the AWIEF Lifetime Management Award on the 9th version of the annual AWIEF Convention and Awards, happening on the 9th and 10th of November 2023 on the Kigali Conference Centre, Kigali, Rwanda.

Senegal-born Fatma Samoura, who can be concluding her function in December 2023, is the first-ever African, and girl to carry the function of Secretary Basic at FIFA in its 116-year historical past.

As head of FIFA’s administration, Fatma Samoura has been instrumental in driving unprecedented development in girls’s soccer. Underneath her management, a brand new and absolutely developed Girls’s Soccer Division has flourished. The FIFA Girls’s World Cup 2023™ was the most important within the competitors’s historical past, offering a becoming send-off for the FIFA Secretary Basic when she steps down in December 2023.

Previous to becoming a member of FIFA in 2016, Ms. Samoura spent over twenty years working for the United Nations in senior roles throughout the Republics of Djibouti, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Niger, Madagascar, and Nigeria.

The AWIEF Lifetime Management Award is bestowed in recognition of Fatma Samoura’s excellent management and contributions to the world of sports activities and is a tribute to her inspiring affect and accomplishment on a worldwide scale.

Fatma Samoura will obtain the award at a particular ceremony and gala dinner in Kigali on the tenth of November 2023, the place the winners of the 2023 AWIEF Awards can even be introduced.

Fatma Samoura says, “I’m delighted and humbled to obtain this award from the AWIEF. It’s a mark of recognition for the work my staff and I’ve carried out during the last seven years, and which I’ve little doubt will proceed with the identical power and diligence sooner or later. If I’ve been in a position to encourage others by breaking down obstacles that stood for over a century, then I’m actually joyful and grateful.”

AWIEF Founder and CEO, Irene Ochem, says, “Fatma Samoura has proven distinctive management in such a male-dominated sector as sports activities, and specifically, soccer. She is an inspirational function mannequin for different girls, and we’re enthusiastic about honouring and celebrating her.”

Fatma Samoura can even characteristic as a Keynote Speaker throughout the two-day AWIEF2023 Convention, to share her management insights and nuggets in a hearth chat that can be moderated by Darren Allan Kyeyune, the Ugandan award-winning world sports activities broadcast journalist.

The AWIEF Convention has turn into Africa’s main entrepreneurship and innovation occasion, bringing collectively thought leaders, policymakers, improvement companions, and stakeholders within the African entrepreneurship ecosystem for high-level discussions on Africa’s financial improvement challenges and options.

By bringing collectively a various group of enterprise homeowners, leaders, and communities from throughout Africa and past, the AWIEF occasion serves as a robust catalyst for selling intra-Africa commerce, highlighting improvements and achievements, and fostering networking alternatives.

Tickets for the AWIEF2023 Convention and Awards are nonetheless obtainable at


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